Damascus, SANA – Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the Syrian Club in Chile organized a Syrian Tourism Day to highlight the threat posed to Syria’s cultural heritage by the terrorist organizations.
The event included an exhibition of 90 photographs showcasing Syrian historical sites before and after destruction and vandalism acts inflicted by the terrorists.
The exhibition will last for a month and will be held at various Arab expatriate clubs and cultural centers in Chile.
Greek Orthodox Archbishop in Chile and Representative of the Middle East and North Africa Department at Chile’s Foreign Ministry attended the opening of the event. A large number of Syrians and representatives of Arab expatriate associations were also there.
Director of Tourism Marketing Department at Tourism Ministry Bassam Barsik said this and other similar events held in various world countries aim at making Syria’s voice heard in the West that terrorism should be confronted and efforts should be unified to re-launch tourism in Syria.
He said the events also highlight that the Syrian heritage that is at grave risk from terrorism, is the property of the entire humanity and the cultural and social variety in Syria are a model to be followed in the region and the world.
In June last year, the Tourism Ministry held the Syrian Tourism Day in Toronto city in Canada and aims at holding similar events in the US, Spain, France and the Netherlands.
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